List of top 10 football players of 2015 in each position according to CIES Football Observatory
Based on their shooting, chances creation, take on, distribution, recovery and rigour, the CIES Football Observatory have announced the list of top 10 football players in every position. This list consists mainly of players from Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1. One of the most known footballer is not even in the list of top 10 that have shocked the whole football world. Let’s begin it with defenders.
Top 10 Centreback Footballers of 2015
The Bayer Leverkusen defender Emir Spahic is the number one defender of 2015 scoring total 100 points in this list. Manchester City’s Martin Demichelis and Borussia Dortmund’s Mats Hummels are at second and third spot with 89 and 79 points respectively.
None of the player from La Liga have made it to the list of top 10 defenders of 2015. La Liga is a league which is known for having huge goal scoring records. This could be the reason why no player is listed in this list. Check out top ten defenders of 2015 below:
|1||Emir Spahic||Bayer Leverkusen||Bundesliga||100|
|2||Martin Demichelis||Manchester City||Premier League||89|
|3||Mats Hummels||Borussia Dortmund||Bundesliga||79|
|4||Chris Smalling||Manchester United||Premier League||76|
|5||Thiago Silva||Paris Saint Germain||Ligue 1||71|
|6||David Luiz||Paris Saint Germain||Ligue 1||69|
|6||Stefan de Vrij||Lazio||Serie A||69|
|8||Marco Rojo||Manchester United||Premier League||68|
|9||Konstantinos Manolas||AS Roma||Serie A||64|
|9||Neven Subotic||Borussia Dortmund||Bundesliga||64|
Top 10 Fullback Defenders of 2015
Gael Clichy is the best full back defender of 2015 according to CIES. The defending champion of Premier League is have scored 100 out of 100 defeating Real Madrid’s Marcelo Viera who have collected 75 points. This means Marcelo is the best defender of La Liga followed by Jordi Alba of Barcelona with 69 points.
|1||Gael Clichy||Manchester City||Premier League||100|
|2||Marcelo Viera||Real Madrid||La Liga||75|
|3||Marcio Rafinha||Bayern Munich||Bundesliga||72|
|3||Wendell Nascimento||Bayer Leverkusen||Bundesliga||72|
|5||Pablo Zabaleta||Manchester City||Premier League||70|
|6||David Alaba||Bayern Munich||Bundesliga||69|
|6||Jordi Alba||Barcelona||La Liga||69|
|8||Layvin Kurzawa||AS Monaco||Ligue 1||68|
|9||Dusan Basta||Lazio||Serie A||67|
|10||Juan Bernat||Bayern Munich||Bundesliga||65|
Top 10 Central Midfielders of 2015
After defenders, it’s time to know about who are the best central midfielder of 2015. This list is dominated by Bundesliga having four midfielders in top ten. Dortmund’s Nuri Sahin have defeated all the midfielders and secured first spot with 100 points. There is only one BPL player in this list who is Luis Fernandinho with 94 points.
|1||Nuri Sahin||Borussia Dortmund||Bundesliga||100|
|2||Paul Pogba||Juventus||Serie A||96|
|3||Luis Fernandinho||Manchester City||Premier League||94|
|4||Lucas Biglia||Lazio||Serie A||89|
|5||IIkay Gundogan||Borussia Dortmund||Bundesliga||87|
|6||Marco Verratti||Paris Saint Germain||Ligue 1||85|
|7||Clement Chantome||Bordeauz||Ligue 1||84|
|8||Xabi Alonso||Bayern Munich||Bundesliga||79|
|9||Bastian Schweinsteiger||Bayern Munich||Bundesliga||78|
|10||Arturo Vidal||Juventus||Serie A||77|
Top 10 Attacking Midfielders of 2015
Four players from British league, three from German league, two from Serie A and one from Ligue 1. None of La Liga player have secured any place in top 10. PFA young player of the year 2014 winner Eden Hazard and former Real Madrid midfielder Mesut Ozil are the best attacking midfielders of 2015. Both of them have collected 100 points.
|1||Eden Hazard||Chelsea||Premier League||100|
|1||Mesut Ozil||Arsenal||Premier League||100|
|3||Jesus Navas||Manchester City||Premier League||86|
|4||Kevin de Bruyne||Wolfsburg||Bundesliga||85|
|5||Shinji Kagawa||Borussia Dortmund||Bundesliga||84|
|6||Marek Hamsik||Napoli||Serie A||79|
|7||David Silva||Manchester City||Premier League||77|
|8||Maximilian Meyer||Schalke 04||Bundesliga||73|
|9||Roberto Pereyra||Juventus||Serie A||72|
|9||Javier Pastore||Paris Saint Germain||Ligue 1||72|
Top 10 Forwards Footballers of 2015
If you are a Real Madrid fan, then you need strong heart to read this list. You’ll be shocked to note that no player of Real Madrid is in this list. Even the current world’s best player Cristiano Ronaldo also failed to make it under 25. Worst is yet to come as other Los Blancos, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are at thirty fifth and thirty seventh spot respectively.
League leaders Barcelona have the best attacking squad. Four times Ballon D’or winner Lionel Messi and Uruguay top goal scorer Luis Suarez are at first and 4th spot respectively. BVB also have great forwards in the names of Marco Reus and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.
|1||Lionel Messi||Barcelona||La Liga||100|
|2||Arjen Robben||Bayern Munich||Bundesliga||92|
|4||Luis Suarez||Barcelona||La Liga||71|
|5||Diego Costa||Chelsea||Premier League||61|
|6||Harry kane||Tottenham Hotspur||Premier League||57|
|6||Marcos Reus||Borussia Dortmund||Bundesliga||57|
|8||Lucas Barrios||Montpellier||Ligue 1||56|
|9||Pierre Emerick Aubameyang||Borussia Dortmund||Bundesliga||55|
|10||Christophe Mandanne||Guingamp||Ligue 1||54|
So these are the best footballers of 2015 in each position. Do you think CIES have selected good parameters to rank football players?